Total's Elgin PUQ installation
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Elgin platform gas leak causes Shell to evacuate Shearwater

Shell is removing 85 non-essential workers from a platform and drilling rig close to Total's Elgin PUQ installation, which has been at the centre of a serious gas leak.

The oil giant said the move was a "precautionary measure" because of drifting gas.

The Elgin platform is in the North Sea about 150 miles (240km) off Aberdeen.

Steve Duff reports.

  • 26 Mar 2012